Help with home network?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bulldog VII, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

    Jul 10, 2007
    My wife bought me a new 24" imac (I am very lucky!)

    My old imac & my macbook connected on my home wireless network, but the new one doesn't

    When I go to finder the old mac showed up there, but the new one doesn't

    Anyone have any ideas??

  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Dude, we're going to need a ton more details. First and foremost you need to get your new iMac onto the network. Is it a wireless network? Wired? How? Then also you need to turn on Sharing on your new iMac so the others can see it in the Finder. Its in System Prefs>Sharing> Remote Management and File Sharing need to be on.

    To get your iMac onto a wireless network just turn on Airport (in the menu) and find your Network.
  3. phalewhale macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2007
    You have mac address filtering enabled on your wireless access point/router?
    Is airport enabled on your new iMac?
    Do you need to specify a static IP address on your new iMac?
    Do you need to authenticate to your network - hopefully you have enabled encryption - so you will need to enter the correct passphrase.
    Further information from you would be helpful too. Can you ping the other machines within terminal or the network utility? Or try traceroute...
  4. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

    Jul 10, 2007
    Valid points

    I have a BT home hub, which is a wireless hub that British Telecom use.

    This has 2 ethernet connections from it, one into my imac & one into my airport.

    My macbook is connected to the wireless system as is my wife's laptop (PC)

    When I had my old imac I used to be able to access the files on it from my macbook, by going finder>shared>imac

    When I log onto my macbook now the shared option is not available

    Can anyone tell me what I have done wrong or how to connect the macbook & imac

    Hope this makes sense?

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